By Kenneth Hite
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“One thing that influences [my style] is my extreme & lifelong geographic
sensitiveness. I have never been tremendously interested in people, but I have a veritably feline
interest in & devotion to places. The greater number of my dreams & visions are fantastic
syntheses, etherealisations, & rearrangements of the landscape & architectural impressions
which impinge on me during waking hours; & during those waking hours there is no pleasure which
can compare with the experience of seeing strange old towns & houses & scenic vistas. These
things are, & always have been, the most potent stimuli my imagination can possibly encounter;
hence they usually form the points of departure for my excursions into the outside cosmic
— H. P. Lovecraft, letter to Clark
Ashton Smith (January 17, 1930).
Kenneth Hite guided readers through H. P. Lovecraft’s horror plots and themes in his
earlier book Tour de Lovecraft: The Tales. Now, expanding on his “Lost in
Lovecraft” column in Weird Tales magazine, he conducts a second tour of
Lovecraft’s settings: from Arkham to Antarctica, and from New York City to Hyperspace.
Tour de Lovecraft: The Destinations drives the hidden routes connecting seemingly
unrelated tales. It follows Lovecraft’s tracks into the uncanny landscapes of his fiction,
and reads the eldritch signs on the Master’s map.
Hite climbs the crags of Kingsport, delves into Deep Time, and shines a light under the shadows
over Innsmouth. With Hite as your driver and Tour de Lovecraft: The Destinations as your
guidebook, you can’t get lost in Lovecraft even in the loneliest parts of the
planet . . . unless you want to . . .
- Foreword by Nick Mamatas
- Tour de Lovecraft: The Destinations
- The Woods
- The Moon
- The Pacific Ocean
- New York City
- Miskatonic University
- Outer Space
- The British Isles
- Deep Time
- The South
- The Swamp
- Appendix I: Occult Itineraries in Lovecraft
- Appendix II: The Lovecraft Gazetteer
- Index of Lovecraft Works
- General Index
- About the Author
Tour de Lovecraft: The Destinations. By Kenneth Hite. Alexandria, VA: Atomic Overmind
Press; April 2021; ISBN 978-0-9896155-5-6; hardcover; 318 pages.
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